Simply put, Tokyo is excellent. If we had a ton of money, we’d love to live there. It’s full of exciting sights, and there are tons of fun things to do. It’s exceptionally clean, orderly, and convenient for a city of its size. It offers everything from the urban madness of Shinjuku to the calm … More Our Thoughts on Tokyo…
We wish we had more time (and money) to shop and eat everything seen here.
And of course, some Japanese rated-R magazines:
We are going to do a series of posts that will feature a lot pictures that did not make the daily trip reports. Enjoy these random signs that we saw on the way. And, finally…
Our last day in Tokyo was sadly uneventful. We spontaneously awoke at 6:30—perhaps because we were both nervous about getting everything in order for the next leg of the trip. (I am writing this on the Keisei train to Narita Airport, actually.) After cleaning up, we dragged our luggage downstairs to store at the front … More Day 6–さよなら東京 (Sayonara Tokyo!)
After the Kyoto train ticket sticker shock moment, we stopped at a Café Beck in the train station to regroup. Consulting the guide book, we boiled our options down to two choices: Nikko, a place where we could hike around visiting temples and shrines, or Hakone, a mountainous area with hot springs situated between Tokyo … More Day 4.5 & 5 – Sulfurous Volcano Baths, Black Eggs, and Japanese Pirates, Oh My!
Second time this week that we were up before 6 am. Another first for Brandon and I! This morning we got up at the ungodly hour of 4:30 am despite going to bed late last night. (Blogging requires more work that we realized.) We wanted to hit Tsukiji, the biggest fish market in Japan. Most, … More Day 4- Almost Kyoto
Hi everyone! Misou here. I wrote this post a couple days ago but we were a bit busy and did not have time add the pictures. I am in the hotel lobby right now using the hotel’s computer while Brandon is on the laptop replying to his students’ emails. This post took at least 10 … More Day 3 – Tokyo of the Movies
Warning: Picture heavy (didn’t we say Misou is a shutter bug?) This post also features some photos taken by Brandon. As expected, we awoke early on Sunday. Misou and I have not woken up at 6 am on a Sunday since… well, I doubt that’s ever happened. But jetlag had us up and about at … More Day 2 – Misou’s birthday
Upon landing, I walked up the Jetway into the airport and then fell to my knees, weeping and kissing the ground. At last I had returned to the land of my birth. (I was born in Okinawa for those of you do not know…) My people welcomed me with open arms. Misou told me to … More Day 1 – Tokyo Drift